Artscape Wychwood Barns
Also referred to as Wychwood Barns or simply just The Barns by those in the neighbourhood.
The Dalton Company Ltd. is proud to join Artscape in unveiling its latest project, Artscape Wychwood Barns, on Thursday November 20th at 3:30 p.m. in Toronto's Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue area.
Thursday's official opening will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 76 Wychwood Avenue , marking the end of over five years of planning and construction.
As Construction Manager, Dalton has overseen the transformation of the Wychwood TTC Streetcar Repair Barns into an innovative, multi-million dollar arts and environment centre.
"This is a special day for Dalton. We have been committed to helping Artscape build a facility focused on environmental sustainability, artistic innovation, cultural diversity and inclusiveness," says Randy Dalton, Dalton's Chief Operating Officer. "It is rewarding to see it all come to fruition."
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada Certification
Artscape Wychwood Barns expected to be the first heritage building redevelopment project in Canada with LEED Canada Certification.
Built between 1913 and 1921, the Barns are expected to be designated the first heritage building redevelopment project in Canada to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada Certification.
To comply with guidelines established by the Canadian Green Building Council, Dalton ensured construction elements demonstrate environmental responsibility and energy efficiency.
LEED features include:
- Geo-thermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning with ground
- source heat pumps;
- Storm water harvesting and reuse;
- Energy efficient lighting and appliances;
- Water conserving plumbing fixtures.
Environmentally friendly waste management programs at the Barns have led to the diversion of 75% of all construction waste from landfill.
"Dalton's expertise in leading the construction has demonstrated their dedication to helping us achieve our goal," says Tim Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of Artscape. "Artscape is committed to building a world that engages art, culture and creativity. We are passionate about building vibrant, resilient communities - and with Dalton's involvement, I feel confident the Wychwood Barns will live up to this standard."
Artscape Wychwood Barns have recently been awarded the Canadian Urban Institute's 2008 Brownie Award for Excellence in Project Development: Neighbourhood Scale.
This award recognizes leadership, innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfields redevelopment across Canada.
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